Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many student organizations within the PGE department and the Cockrell School of Engineering. The benefits of joining include:

  • Access to industry representatives, which can lead to an internship or full-time position
  • A broader learning experience of your major
  • Relationship building with fellow classmates
  • Opportunities to attend industry conferences to meet students in other petroleum engineering programs across the country as well as UT PGE alumni working in the energy sector

Check out the variety of organizations and join those that best fit your needs and interests as a PGE student:

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) - UT SPE is an organization committed to helping students learn more about the industry by offering the opportunity to network with company representatives, encouraging the exchange of ideas with others, and providing experience in the field through a variety of educational trips taken throughout the year.   

American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) - The University of Texas chapter of The American Association of Drilling Engineers is a non-profit student organization dedicated to expanding the knowledge, network, and lives of students interested in drilling and in the energy sector.

Pi Epsilon Tau - The organization fosters a closer bond between its members and the petroleum industry, to broaden the scope of activities of its members, and to maintain the high ideals and standards of the engineering profession.

Tau Beta Pi - Tau Beta Pi is an interdisciplinary engineering honor society that recognizes students with high academic achievement as well as a commitment to personal and professional integrity

Women in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering - WPGE is a student organization that provides a platform for undergraduate women in the HIldebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (PGE) to socialize and network with each other, to help encourage the growth of women in the PGE community, and to learn about the roles women play in the energy industry

Society of Women Engineers - The Society of Women Engineers collegiate section at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the most active engineering societies on campus. Currently, we have a strong membership and represent both women and men students from each of the seven engineering disciplines offered at UT.

Women in Engineering Program - The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) helps women in the Cockrell School get connected, develop as engineering leaders, and graduate with skills for life. Established in 1991, WEP strives to: recruit and retain female engineering students, increase the percentage of female engineering graduates, and provide a supportive structure that encourages the success of women in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program - The Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program invites students to become part of an exciting community that focuses on academic success and personal growth. EOE initiatives such as the Fall Kick-Off, First Year Interest Groups, and Engineering Peer Leaders help students establish a strong academic foundation and promote the formation of a peer support network.